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1. Bad Boys for Life (2020)

R | 124 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.4
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59 Metascore

The Bad Boys Mike Lowrey and Marcus Burnett are back together for one last ride in the highly anticipated Bad Boys for Life.

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Vanessa Hudgens, Alexander Ludwig

Votes: 19,209

2. Breaking Bad (2008–2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.5
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A high school chemistry teacher diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer turns to manufacturing and selling methamphetamine in order to secure his family's future.

Stars: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Betsy Brandt

Votes: 1,303,485

3. Bad Boys (1995)

R | 119 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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41 Metascore

Two hip detectives protect a witness to a murder while investigating a case of stolen heroin from the evidence storage room from their police precinct.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Lisa Boyle, Michael Taliferro

Votes: 218,989 | Gross: $65.81M

4. Bad Boys II (2003)

R | 147 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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38 Metascore

Two loose-cannon narcotics cops investigate the flow of Ecstasy into Florida from a Cuban drug cartel.

Director: Michael Bay | Stars: Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Gabrielle Union, Jordi Mollà

Votes: 215,286 | Gross: $138.61M

5. Better Call Saul (2015– )

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama

8.7
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The trials and tribulations of criminal lawyer Jimmy McGill in the time before he established his strip-mall law office in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Stars: Bob Odenkirk, Rhea Seehorn, Jonathan Banks, Patrick Fabian

Votes: 267,605

6. Tropic Thunder (2008)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy, War

7.0
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71 Metascore

Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kahn

Votes: 361,582 | Gross: $110.52M

7. Scarface (1983)

R | 170 min | Crime, Drama

8.3
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65 Metascore

In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug cartel and succumbs to greed.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steven Bauer, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio

Votes: 691,422 | Gross: $45.60M

8. Deadpool 2 (2018)

R | 119 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.7
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66 Metascore

Foul-mouthed mutant mercenary Wade Wilson (a.k.a. Deadpool), brings together a team of fellow mutant rogues to protect a young boy with supernatural abilities from the brutal, time-traveling cyborg Cable.

Director: David Leitch | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison

Votes: 433,927 | Gross: $324.59M

9. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

R | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

6.7
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44 Metascore

After the Kingsman's headquarters are destroyed and the world is held hostage, an allied spy organisation in the United States is discovered. These two elite secret organisations must band together to defeat a common enemy.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Channing Tatum

Votes: 248,056 | Gross: $100.23M

10. The Mule (2018)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.0
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58 Metascore

A ninety-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Clint Eastwood, Patrick L. Reyes, Cesar De León, Gustavo Muñoz

Votes: 87,790 | Gross: $103.80M

11. Triple Frontier (2019)

R | 125 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.5
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61 Metascore

Loyalties are tested when five friends and former special forces operatives reunite to take down a South American drug lord, unleashing a chain of unintended consequences.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Stars: Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Charlie Hunnam, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 89,580

12. Baywatch (2017)

R | 116 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.5
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37 Metascore

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit, as they uncover a criminal plot that threatens the future of the bay.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Alexandra Daddario, Priyanka Chopra

Votes: 148,171 | Gross: $58.06M

13. King of New York (1990)

R | 103 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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66 Metascore

A drug kingpin is released from prison and seeks to take total control of the criminal underworld in order to give back to the community.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Christopher Walken, David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Victor Argo

Votes: 29,108 | Gross: $2.55M

14. Cold Pursuit (2019)

R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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57 Metascore

A grieving snowplow driver seeks out revenge against the drug dealers who killed his son.

Director: Hans Petter Moland | Stars: Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Micheál Richardson, Michael Eklund

Votes: 46,425 | Gross: $32.14M

15. Sicario (2015)

R | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.6
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82 Metascore

An idealistic FBI agent is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against drugs at the border area between the U.S. and Mexico.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro, Jon Bernthal

Votes: 344,069 | Gross: $46.89M

16. The Usual Suspects (1995)

R | 106 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

8.5
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77 Metascore

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which began when five criminals met at a seemingly random police lineup.

Director: Bryan Singer | Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri, Stephen Baldwin

Votes: 937,147 | Gross: $23.34M

17. Stuber (2019)

R | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.1
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42 Metascore

A detective recruits his Uber driver into an unexpected night of adventure.

Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Dave Bautista, Kumail Nanjiani, Mira Sorvino, Natalie Morales

Votes: 26,918 | Gross: $22.37M

18. The Last Stand (2013)

R | 107 min | Action, Thriller

6.3
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54 Metascore

The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.

Director: Jee-woon Kim | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Forest Whitaker, Johnny Knoxville, Rodrigo Santoro

Votes: 128,768 | Gross: $12.05M

19. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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66 Metascore

A botched card game in London triggers four friends, thugs, weed-growers, hard gangsters, loan sharks and debt collectors to collide with each other in a series of unexpected events, all for the sake of weed, cash and two antique shotguns.

Director: Guy Ritchie | Stars: Jason Flemyng, Dexter Fletcher, Nick Moran, Jason Statham

Votes: 507,121 | Gross: $3.90M

20. We're the Millers (2013)

R | 110 min | Comedy, Crime

7.0
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44 Metascore

A veteran pot dealer creates a fake family as part of his plan to move a huge shipment of weed into the U.S. from Mexico.

Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber | Stars: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms

Votes: 383,121 | Gross: $150.39M

21. Brick (2005)

R | 110 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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72 Metascore

A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend.

Director: Rian Johnson | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lukas Haas, Emilie de Ravin, Meagan Good

Votes: 97,549 | Gross: $2.06M

22. Blow (2001)

R | 124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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52 Metascore

The story of how George Jung, along with the Medellín Cartel headed by Pablo Escobar, established the American cocaine market in the 1970s in the United States.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Franka Potente, Rachel Griffiths

Votes: 229,798 | Gross: $52.99M

23. American Gangster (2007)

R | 157 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.8
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76 Metascore

An outcast New York City cop is charged with bringing down Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, whose real life inspired this partly biographical film.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Josh Brolin

Votes: 375,483 | Gross: $130.16M

24. Fast Five (2011)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

7.3
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66 Metascore

Dominic Toretto and his crew of street racers plan a massive heist to buy their freedom while in the sights of a powerful Brazilian drug lord and a dangerous federal agent.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jordana Brewster

Votes: 338,203 | Gross: $209.84M

25. Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

R | 122 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.1
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61 Metascore

The drug war on the U.S.-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent Matt Graver re-teams with the mercurial Alejandro.

Director: Stefano Sollima | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin, Isabela Merced, Jeffrey Donovan

Votes: 108,658 | Gross: $50.07M

26. Hard Ticket to Hawaii (1987)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

4.8
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In Hawaii, an undercover DEA agent and her civilian friend stumble upon a drug trafficking operation, and have to enlist the help of all their colleagues/friends to go after the vicious drug kingpin.

Director: Andy Sidaris | Stars: Ronn Moss, Dona Speir, Hope Marie Carlton, Harold Diamond

Votes: 3,321

27. Layer Cake (2004)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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73 Metascore

A successful cocaine dealer gets two tough assignments from his boss on the eve of his planned early retirement.

Director: Matthew Vaughn | Stars: Daniel Craig, Sienna Miller, Michael Gambon, Tom Hardy

Votes: 158,522 | Gross: $2.34M

28. Miami Vice (1984–1989)

TV-14 | 48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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Resplendent with authentic 1980's music, fashion and vibe, "Miami Vice" follows two undercover detectives and their extended team through the mean streets of Miami.

Stars: Don Johnson, Philip Michael Thomas, Saundra Santiago, Olivia Brown

Votes: 21,620

29. Shaft (2019)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.4
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40 Metascore

JJ Shaft, a cyber security expert with a degree from MIT, enlists his family's help to uncover the truth behind his best friend's untimely death.

Director: Tim Story | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher, Richard Roundtree, Regina Hall

Votes: 35,194 | Gross: $21.36M

30. RoboCop (1987)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.5
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67 Metascore

In a dystopic and crime-ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg haunted by submerged memories.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Ronny Cox

Votes: 220,863 | Gross: $53.42M

31. Peppermint (2018)

R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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29 Metascore

Five years after her husband and daughter are killed in a senseless act of violence, a woman comes back from self-imposed exile to seek revenge against those responsible and the system that let them go free.

Director: Pierre Morel | Stars: Jennifer Garner, John Gallagher Jr., John Ortiz, Juan Pablo Raba

Votes: 43,967 | Gross: $35.42M

32. Fast & Furious (2009)

PG-13 | 107 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.6
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46 Metascore

Brian O'Conner, back working for the FBI in Los Angeles, teams up with Dominic Toretto to bring down a heroin importer by infiltrating his operation.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Votes: 249,759 | Gross: $155.06M

33. Traffic (2000)

R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.6
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86 Metascore

A conservative judge is appointed by the President to spearhead America's escalating war against drugs, only to discover that his teenage daughter is a crack addict. Two DEA agents protect an informant. A jailed drug baron's wife attempts to carry on the family business.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Benicio Del Toro, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jacob Vargas

Votes: 189,257 | Gross: $124.12M

34. The Heat (I) (2013)

R | 117 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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60 Metascore

An uptight FBI Special Agent is paired with a foul-mouthed Boston cop to take down a ruthless drug lord.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Michael McDonald, Melissa McCarthy, Demián Bichir

Votes: 156,696 | Gross: $159.58M

35. Dredd (2012)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi

7.1
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60 Metascore

In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO.

Director: Pete Travis | Stars: Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rachel Wood

Votes: 240,376 | Gross: $13.41M

36. S.W.A.T. (2003)

PG-13 | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

6.0
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45 Metascore

An imprisoned drug kingpin offers a huge cash reward to anyone that can break him out of police custody, and only the L.A.P.D.'s Special Weapons and Tactics team can prevent it.

Director: Clark Johnson | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Colin Farrell, Michelle Rodriguez, LL Cool J

Votes: 133,645 | Gross: $116.93M

37. Desperado (1995)

R | 104 min | Action, Thriller

7.2
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55 Metascore

A gunslinger's embroiled in a war with a local drug runner.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Joaquim de Almeida, Cheech Marin

Votes: 164,401 | Gross: $25.63M

38. Collateral (2004)

R | 120 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.5
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71 Metascore

A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in Los Angeles.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith, Mark Ruffalo

Votes: 342,957 | Gross: $101.01M

39. Gone Baby Gone (2007)

R | 114 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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72 Metascore

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.

Director: Ben Affleck | Stars: Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan

Votes: 239,516 | Gross: $20.30M

40. Savages (2012)

R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.5
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59 Metascore

Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend.

Director: Oliver Stone | Stars: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Taylor Kitsch, Blake Lively, Benicio Del Toro

Votes: 117,692 | Gross: $47.38M

41. Pineapple Express (2008)

R | 111 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

7.0
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64 Metascore

A process server and his marijuana dealer wind up on the run from hitmen and a corrupt police officer after he witnesses his dealer's boss murder a competitor while trying to serve papers on him.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Gary Cole, Danny McBride

Votes: 302,408 | Gross: $87.34M

42. Miss Bala (2019)

PG-13 | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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41 Metascore

Gloria finds a power she never knew she had when she is drawn into a dangerous world of cross-border crime. Surviving will require all of her cunning, inventiveness, and strength. Based on the Spanish-language film.

Director: Catherine Hardwicke | Stars: Gina Rodriguez, Thomas Dekker, Vivian Chan, Barbarella Pardo

Votes: 6,296 | Gross: $15.01M

43. The Happytime Murders (2018)

R | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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27 Metascore

When the puppet cast of a '90s children's TV show begin to get murdered one by one, a disgraced LAPD detective-turned-private eye puppet takes on the case.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Elizabeth Banks, Maya Rudolph, Leslie David Baker

Votes: 21,322 | Gross: $20.71M

44. 2 Guns (2013)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Thriller

6.7
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55 Metascore

Two hardened criminals get into trouble with the US border patrol after meeting with a Mexican drug lord, and then revelations start to unfold.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Bill Paxton

Votes: 186,692 | Gross: $75.61M

45. The Raid: Redemption (2011)

R | 101 min | Action, Thriller

7.6
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73 Metascore

A S.W.A.T. team becomes trapped in a tenement run by a ruthless mobster and his army of killers and thugs.

Director: Gareth Evans | Stars: Iko Uwais, Ananda George, Ray Sahetapy, Donny Alamsyah

Votes: 180,895 | Gross: $4.11M

46. Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)

R | 102 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.4
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56 Metascore

Hitman "El Mariachi" becomes involved in international espionage involving a psychotic CIA agent and a corrupt Mexican general.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Salma Hayek, Johnny Depp, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 148,515 | Gross: $56.36M

47. Live and Let Die (1973)

PG | 121 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.8
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55 Metascore

007 is sent to stop a diabolically brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader.

Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James

Votes: 90,560 | Gross: $35.38M

48. Miami Vice (2006)

R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

6.0
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65 Metascore

Based on the 1980s TV action/drama, this update focuses on vice detectives Crockett and Tubbs as their respective personal and professional lives become dangerously intertwined.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Colin Farrell, Jamie Foxx, Li Gong, Naomie Harris

Votes: 105,724 | Gross: $63.45M

49. Predator 2 (1990)

R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi

6.3
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46 Metascore

Amidst a territorial gang war in 1997, a sophisticated alien hunter stalks the citizens of Los Angeles and the only man between him and his prey is veteran L.A.P.D. officer, Lieutenant Mike Harrigan.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Kevin Peter Hall, Rubén Blades

Votes: 138,820 | Gross: $30.67M

50. The French Connection (1971)

R | 104 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.7
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94 Metascore

A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection.

Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Gene Hackman, Roy Scheider, Fernando Rey, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 102,901



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